If you loved deviled eggs, then you’re gonna absolutely flip over these amazing Deviled Potatoes.
Personally, I was never a huge egg fan…..even growing up in the midwest.
I know, I know – I was the strange one.
Hard boiled, fried, poached, whatever……just not my thing.
Oh I could eat scrambled eggs ok, as long as there was lots of veggies and tabasco – or wrapped up in a tortilla, drenched in New Mexico Chile…..
But Deviled Eggs? I liked the mustard part ok I guess, because all I tasted was……well…..mustard.
But I know a lot of people absolutely love the darn things. So I thought if I could replace that nasty egg part – with something else that was small and round….and healthy……
And then I saw a bag of cute little Baby Gold Potatoes at the grocery store………
Easy Deviled Potatoes
The concept is pretty simple.
What we’re going to do is bake some small potatoes, scoop out the middle, and fill them with homemade hummus.
Bake, scoop, fill, eat. YUM!
Well let me tell you this was last night, and I must say they were pretty darn delish. In fact, between my wife and daughter circling around the kitchen like vultures, it was all I could do to steal a few for a picture.
Parchment paper makes cleanup a breeze, and my grandson’s little baby spoon made the perfect scooper. Of course if you have one of those fancy mellon baller gizmos – yeah that’ll work too.
As you’re scooping the potatoes, you can either snack on the center parts (like I did) or you can add them to the blender for your hummus.
I know – potatoes typically don’t go into hummus – but why not?
Maybe I just invented a new thing…..move over Guy Fieri, here comes then next Food Network Star….
Once the filling is done, I looked high and low for one of my wife’s pastry bags to make the filling part easier – nope wasn’t going to happen.
So I used a zip lock baggy instead. Just cut off a corner and you have an instant pastry bag.
Don’t laugh – it worked.
Overall, it was a fun little recipe to make, and I hope you all enjoy it.
Of course these are inspired by the famous Jane Esselstyn and her Smoky Little Devils from the book You Can Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by her just as famous husband Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Amazing book by the way – highly recommend it.
These Easy Deviled Potatoes make the perfect finger-food appetizer for parties, potlucks, holidays, etc. and the best part?
Not only do they taste GREAT, they are also super healthy and absolutely 100% fat-free.
- 12 small Baby Gold Potatoes
- 1 can Chickpeas, save the juice (15oz)
- 4 Tbls Chickpea Bean Juice
- 2-3 Tbls Lemon Juice
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1 Tbs Dijion Mustard (or more)
- 1/4 tsp Tumeric
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
- Salt and Pepper
- Paprika for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Scrub potatoes and slice in half
- Lay evenly, cut side up, on a cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
- Drain the Chickpeas, reserving the juice, and rinse
- Add Chickpeas to blender along with garlic, lemon juice, mustard, and spices.
- Pulse until thoroughly mixed
- Add Bean Juice - 1 Tbls at a time - until desired consistency
- Add more lemon juice and/or mustard to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Once potatoes are finished baking, allow to cool, and then carefully scoop out middles.
- Save the potato middles, or eat them, or add them to your hummus
- More juice may be needed if you add potatoes to hummus
- Using a pastry bag, (or zip lock baggy), fill hollowed out potatoes with hummus.
- Garnish with paprika and serve.
Original Recipe Date: January 17, 2016
Inspired by Anne and Jane Esselstyn